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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 38,883
Posted By berner

One of the funnest experiences I've had was...

One of the funnest experiences I've had was riding the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train partway to Silverton during a backpacking trip with friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club. On...
10-12-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By berner

I would think a flat back more likely to promote...

I would think a flat back more likely to promote good breathing. Being hunched over looks as if the chest cavity would be compressed to some extent preventing a full breadth. Maybe those guys all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 38,883
Posted By berner

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food...

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food source until I lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I grew to love grits and now miss it for breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By berner

I had the same problem with my bike when it was...

I had the same problem with my bike when it was new. The offset caused the bike to pull noticeably to one side. After much measuring and I may even have resorted to some prayer, I carefully used a...
10-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,617
Posted By berner

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made...

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made a big push to reduce sugar intake. I eat as much as I wish but have been losing weight by about one pound per week. I have a flat stomach again after...
10-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,597
Posted By berner

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". ...

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". Trump has shown no compassion so it is not surprising he is not shown any. He has worked to divide people despite an oath of office to work on behalf...
09-24-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By berner

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up....

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up. I could see it being higher during mid summer months because R.I. is a vacation/holiday area. People are drawn to the cooler weather and beaches. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,270
Posted By berner

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is...

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is not a category on any list. On the other hand, Carlos Santana, 40 years or so after Woodstock, is still going strong....
09-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By berner

There has evidently been a recent release of...

There has evidently been a recent release of inmates from the asylum.
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By berner

All's Well That Ends Well

A few days ago my car ended up with a dead battery while parked in front of the library. Mostly my own fault as I'd left the headlights on. But the battery was old and it had crossed my mind to...
09-20-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By berner

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your...

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your path but each difficulty dealt with will increase your confidence in dealing with the next difficulty. As said above, reach out to cyclists for advice...
09-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By berner

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden...

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden 26,000 miles since, about 3000 miles per year. Obviously pro tours are not in my future but this does not diminish my enjoyment. Here in coastal Rhode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,270
Posted By berner

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort...

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort of part time job I could do from home. Maybe become a crop circle designer and sell the plans of the web.
09-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By berner

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the...

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the whole country was going down the drain, some real empathy.
09-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By berner

New England has many old towns with narrow...

New England has many old towns with narrow streets. I'm of the opinion that tractor and trailers, when are 40' or more in length are dangerous in many towns and lengths should be restricted.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,317
Posted By berner

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is...

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is one half the problem. The other half is the gear itself. Montbell, a Japanese company makes some super light weight jackets. an have I have an older...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,270
Posted By berner

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to...

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to see about once a year, frequently says, "I don't drink anymore". This statement is followed by, "I don't drink any less" as he pours a good measure of...
09-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By berner

There is great variability in performance and the...

There is great variability in performance and the capacity to recover.. The article referred specifically to world class or near world class athletes. If such a person has found a way to improve...
09-01-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By berner

The ride I referred to was several years ago. The...

The ride I referred to was several years ago. The club may have temporarily stopped group rides but the club is over 100 years old. Rest assured the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (and women) will ride...
08-30-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By berner

Best Performance

Although I don't train in any structured way and at my advanced age the Olympics is not in my future, the subject is an interesting one. An article in The Sunday NY times today followed several world...
Forum: Foo
08-29-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,406
Posted By berner

Open a wine bottle with a sword?

Open a wine bottle with a sword?
08-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,287
Posted By berner

I hand wash everything immediately after use....

I hand wash everything immediately after use. While still damp with perspiration, just a minute or two of washing does the job.
08-25-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By berner

On the bike, I use insulated water bottles...

On the bike, I use insulated water bottles partially frozen overnight. In mid summer they still only last a few hours with no ice remaining. It just happened I had on hand some wind block fleece from...
08-22-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,991
Posted By berner

Early this year I came across a Ted Talk by a...

Early this year I came across a Ted Talk by a microbiologist whose main point in the talk is that cancer cells love sugar. She can watch such cells multiply under a microscope when fed sugar. That...
08-22-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By berner

The bike club here usually has about 100 or more...

The bike club here usually has about 100 or more riders that eventually get well spread out. Early in the ride though riders are closer together than I like making it more difficult to see the road...
08-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,111
Posted By berner

One or two fingers off the bar is fine. Any more...

One or two fingers off the bar is fine. Any more would ruin a smooth aero flow.
08-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By berner

We certainly have a great deal on our plates...

We certainly have a great deal on our plates right now. Wild fires in the West, severe storms in the mid-West, hurricane season bearing down on us in the East, all during a world wide epidemic....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By berner

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance,...

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance, like I do sailing. In the middle of the ocean, you had better be able to fix a problem on your own because it is unlikely anyone will come by to...
08-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,022
Posted By berner

I always amazes me that some people never ask...

I always amazes me that some people never ask questions but also encourage others not to ask any questions either. The rule is, if you never ask questions you never learn anything.

I think a nap...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,685
Posted By berner

We have all heard the saying, "as pointless as...

We have all heard the saying, "as pointless as herding cats" meaning you can't get cats to do anything they don't want to do. Cats get a bad rap. They are affectionate and loving creatures much more...
08-08-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,028
Posted By berner

At 82 y.o. I still do a bit of work with weights...

At 82 y.o. I still do a bit of work with weights but I'm only interested in maintanence. I do a good bit of stretching also too maintain mobility. For some months now I've been cutting way back on...
08-08-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By berner

Back to Square One

In the last several weeks I've noticed significant numbers of cars on the road and people being lax about distancing and wearing masks. This all reminds me of the story of the kids who grabbed the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,270
Posted By berner

I had a Jewish friend who when we sailed in cold...

I had a Jewish friend who when we sailed in cold late fall weather, would bring a big pot of borscht. At the end of a cold day, with a good dollop of sour cream, this was a stick to the ribs meal...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By berner

I believe every maritime nation has sail training...

I believe every maritime nation has sail training vessels so that there are many experienced mariners who know how to operate a square rigger, the actual machanics of sailing and how the rigging...
08-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,899
Posted By berner

I don't watch TV. I have a theory that watching...

I don't watch TV. I have a theory that watching TV makes people stupid. True or not, I read 3-4 books weekly and always have. As a boy, my family moved into a house in upstate NY's Hudson Valley. The...
08-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,899
Posted By berner

I just read somewhere, likely the NY Times, that...

I just read somewhere, likely the NY Times, that 1 in 5 Americans reads at an elementary school level. It is hard to believe this is true but when I look around at contemporary life it sure seems...
08-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,124
Posted By berner

Way back in 1968 I sailed a boat back from...

Way back in 1968 I sailed a boat back from Plymouth, England, to Newport Rhode Island and stopped in a small fishing village called Seal Harbor near the far eastern end. I grew up in a very rural...
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,960
Posted By berner

Some years ago in my backpacking days, I hiked a...

Some years ago in my backpacking days, I hiked a 70 mile section on the Appalachian Trail from Hanover, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River, To Franconia Notch. Near the midpoint, when it begins...
07-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,899
Posted By berner

I'm convinced there is a serious streak of...

I'm convinced there is a serious streak of insanity that runs through many people. An example among many is the man who proclaimed to be anti abortion and believed in the sanctity of life but then...
07-29-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By berner

If you are led by clowns it is not surprising you...

If you are led by clowns it is not surprising you end up in a circus. This entire circus is unraveling but I hope enough is left to repair.
07-29-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By berner

For me it's ice cream. No matter the size of the...

For me it's ice cream. No matter the size of the container, pint, quart, gallon - that's a single serving.
07-28-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,449
Posted By berner

Bikes Everywhere

Over the last month or so, I'm suddenly seeing bikes everywhere. I can only hope that as people rediscover how much fun and engaging it is to ride a bike as well as how useful bikes are for quick...
07-26-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By berner

I used to have the same problem early in my...

I used to have the same problem early in my cycling. Some saddles have a wedge shape when viewed from overhead. I found I was much happier if the saddle was more T shaped and narrowed down quickly to...
07-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By berner

I sure think it is a good idea to gain some level...

I sure think it is a good idea to gain some level of competency in messing with bike wheels. Some time ago in my early cycling days, I had a bike shop true my wheels. When I picked them up and...
07-23-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By berner

Saddle heigth can be can be a tricky issue. Some...

Saddle heigth can be can be a tricky issue. Some people pedal with toes well down compared to pedaling with feet horizontal. The difference can be several centimeters; so how to choose the best...
07-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By berner

Love Irish humor which can have a serious bite....

Love Irish humor which can have a serious bite. this story was told by Frank MacCourt who wrote the best seller, Angela's Ashes.

Old Murphy, after working many years in the mines finally came down...
07-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By berner

A monk by the name of Brother Bern was tasked by...

A monk by the name of Brother Bern was tasked by the head of his monastery with delivering an important message to another monastery on the other side of a steep and treacherous mountain. Having...
07-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By berner

The expectation of herd immunity did not work...

The expectation of herd immunity did not work well for Sweden and has backfired to the point that Swedes are restricted from entering other nearby countries.
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